Stephanie Davenport thought she had taken an interesting picture of the sun and moon close together in the twilight sky on Sunday.
Upon closer inspection, however, she realised the object she had photographed had lights all over it. Did she capture something from outer space?
She said she snapped the first few photos on Center Drive in Taylors and then snapped a few more on Highway 290.
Every time she zoomed in, the strange bright spots appeared in the image.
Davenport said she consulted someone who might have the answer: a family member who works for NASA.
According to Davenport, this was what he wrote back, “I think those dots are just pixels in your camera CCD that are over exposed. They are too orderly to be sun spots. Nothing to get excited about.”
Still, she’s not quite ready to accept that explanation.
“That doesn’t make sense to me because the object was behind clouds in some pictures and behind tree branches in others and out in the open in others,” she said. “I have no idea what it could be or if it really is the moon.”
Could it be something otherworldly? That’s one of many questions Davenport said have been running through her mind since Sunday evening.